There are defining moments that carry with them an extreme joy or an immense pain, but past that instant what probably remains more vivid is the collection of moments that led to that instant and what followed subsequently. And that process is filled with little details.
In Night, Darwin Raymond explores this path creating a homage to one of his own personal defining moments and painting an oppressive archetypal night of his own, but what one cannot stop feeling is the underlying existence of light still below, undermining the loss and pushing into the day.
Darwin Raymond crafted an album that sounds like classical ambient, with beautiful textures and an ever present guitar.
Darwin Raymond is a musician currently residing in Columbus, Ohio. Primarily guitar based, his recent work has been about the overlap and interplay of the present with memory. While Darwin has been making music for over twenty years, he has only recently begun actively recording and releasing his compositions.
Night was begun two years after his wife passed away and is specifically a reflection of the events regarding her illness, passing and the loss and emotions that have followed. As such, each piece was made by recording a track and immediately overdubbing it with one or more tracks in an attempt to maintain the feeling of that specific time.
This album is dedicated to his wife, Jaime Raymond.
mastered by madSavVy Productions
photography by Darwin Raymond
cover design by Leonardo Rosado
(cc) by nc nd April 2012